Our Finance Manager position offers great flexibility by providing you with a hybrid work environment. You can enjoy working both from home and in the office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide guidance to departments regarding financial activities. Ensure transactions are entered accurately, timely and efficiently. Provide support related to review and analysis of available funds. Interpret, administer and communicate University policies and procedures to departments. Working knowledge of Purdue financial and business policies and procedures and develop and implement departmental policies and procedures to implement these rules. Review and approve rate requests.
Responsible for fiscal authority including, but not limited to: review and approval of purchases to ensure compliance with University policy and procedures, State and Federal regulations and any other agency guidelines. Review allowability, allocability, reasonableness and funds availability. Provide interpretation and training related to financial systems and guidelines. Signature authority for purchases up to $50,000. Prepare, review and edit Cash Handling Plan when necessary.
Accurately prepare, analyze and explain financial reports to department heads on a monthly basis, or more frequently if requested. Financial reports include, but are not limited to, Budget vs Actual, Income and Expense, Trend Analysis, Breakeven Analysis, Balance Sheet Reports and Budget Projections. Supervise fund level management of accounts and advise supervisors on establishing and adhering to area budgets. Responsible for direct preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports and projections.
Work closely with Director of Managerial Accounting and department heads in development and managing departmental budgets. Prepare financial reports to support long range departmental financial planning forecasts. Develop budget recommendations for general or restricted funds. Determine need for and prepare transfer documents when necessary.
Two years of finance management and accounting experience required, preferably in higher education. Must have the ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, & adhere to University policies, procedures, rules & regulations; Able to organize & prioritize multiple tasks & produce high quality work with attention to detail; Understanding of business/fiscal policies & procedures including Generally Accepted Accounting Practices regulations & standard needed; Demonstrated knowledge of PC software including word processing, spreadsheets, data query, & Internet required; Must have proficiency in budgeting, financial analysis, problem solving, organizational, customer service, & communication skills; Must have ability to build relationships among a diverse workforce at all levels; Possess a learning orientation to changing technology impacting business processes; Experience utilizing SAP and Banner desired.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity. PNW’s five colleges - Business, Engineering and Sciences, Humanities/Education/Social Sciences Nursing and Technology offer more than 70 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. We’re accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and we’re consistently recognized among the best regional universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a half hour drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.